Lephalale Municipality
  

Agriculture



Exxaro in partnership with the Eskom Medupi project is funding the development of a Lephalale Agriculture Masterplan. The plan will guide the Municipality in sourcing funding for Agricultural projects in and around Lephalale. Projects have successfully been launched at Mokuruanyane and Amokelani.

Farm worker of the year 2015


The winner of this year's competition was Simon Modimola from the farm Rietfontein. Simon walked away with a cash prize of R10 000. The winner in the category Game farming was Jim Makgae from the farm Grafton. In the category Livestock farming, Hiskia Mafisa from the farm Nooitverwacht walked away with first prize. Among the irrigation farmworkers, Jacob Mosima from the farm Weltevreden came out tops. All three received a cash prize of R5000 each.

Delegates from the Department of Agriculture, Agri Limpopo as well as councilors and officials from the Lephalale Municipality attended the prestigious event. The Acting Mayor, Cllr W Motlokwa welcomed the delegates and thanked all who contribute positively towards agriculture in the area. The guest speakers at the event were Ouke Jongbloed, a farmer mentor and Phophi Raletjena, the son of a farmworker turned farmer. Both were very inspiring and encouraged farmers and farmworkers to work together in transforming agriculture in the area. The Chairperson of Agri Lephalale, Francois van den Berg thanked the Municipality for the initiative and all who contributed to making this year's Farm Worker of the Year competition a great success.

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The Local Economic Development (LED) Strategy of Lephalale Municipality's Vision for 2025 is to:

  Increase Power stations from one to five
  Increase Coal Production from 16 million tons to more than 100 million tons per annum.
  Petro chemical industry established for 160 000 bpd.
  Diversified Local Economy.
  Population to double from 120 000 to 240 000.
 
LED Interventions recommended are to:

   Promote the coal and petrochemical cluster.
  Assist livestock farmers on communal land.
  Increase tourist services and expenditure.
  Support the informal economy.
  Improve service delivery by the municipality

 

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